Hyderabad: Telangana to be paralised even before its birth, bandh called on May 29

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Hyderabad, May 28: It seems that the youngest state of the country -- Telangana might be paralised even before its official birth. Chief Minister-designate K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) called for bandh in the state on Thursday, May 29.

KCR and his supporters protested against one ordinance passed by the union government. The ordinance asked for the mergerof seven mandals of Khammam district in Seemandhra. The 7 mandalas will be submerged in the Polavaram project. To fecilitae the construction of Polavaram project on Godavari river, those mandals have been merged into Seemandhra.

KCR called for the bandh at a time when Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan has been given the additional charge of Telangana on Wednesday.

Narasimhan was appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee "to discharge the functions of the governor of Telangana, in addition to his own duties until a permanent arrangement is made", said an official statement released by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

"The above appointment will take effect from the date he assumes charge of his office," it added. Andhra Pradesh will be bifurcated and a separate state of Telangana come into existence June 2. It will be India's 29th state.

Protesting against the ordinance, the TRS supremo was quoted as saying, "This would be an unconstitutional and undemocratic move and I urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to desist from any such move."

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